Dolphins Have The Ammunition To Move Up To No. 1


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The Kansas City Chiefs hold the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t trade the pick for the right price.

And according to Miami GM, Jeff Ireland, the Dolphins have enough “ammunition” to pay that price.

Speaking recently with the Palm Beach Post, Ireland said his team has the tradign chips to make a move to No. 1 but he doesn’t think his team will make the move.

"“I’ve got enough ammunition to get to the first pick if I wanted to, but I don’t see myself doing that, personally.”"

The Dolphins and Chiefs have been linked throughout the offseason. KC is rumored to be willing to trade LT Branden Albert and the Dolphins are in search of a tackle after losing Jake Long in free agency. It has been suggested that the Dolphins might be interested in trading for Albert.

Miami picks at No. 12 in the draft and there is a pretty good chance that the top three tackles, Luke Joeckel, EricFisher and Lane Johnson, will all be gone before Miami’s number is called. If The Dolphins wanted to move up to secure a tackle, they almost certainly could make it happen.

But I doubt they’d need to move all the way up to No. 1.

There is a lot of gamesmanship that happens this time of year. I am not sure what Ireland’s play is here. Mentioning that he has the chips to move up but that he probably won’t. It may be that Ireland is trying to let the Chiefs know that the current asking price is too high.

Chances are price KC is asking for the No. 1 pick will remain high until the draft begins. At that point, the Chiefs may let it be known that they will deal it for a little less. We likely won’t ever find out exactly what goes on behind the scenes but the rumor mill should remain fairly busy over the next couple of weeks.

What do you think, Addicts? Do you want the Chiefs to move back?